Provides acute and chronic general medical care, treatment and
history/physicals on patients admitted for behavioral health
services. The usual work day is from 8 AM until 5 PM Monday through
Friday. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) works in
collaboration with and under the primary supervision of an Eating
Recovery Center physician. The NP will have a program assignment
that may include child, adolescent, adult or geriatric patients and
may include patients with Eating Disorders, Obesity and/or mood and
anxiety disorders. Care is provided in accordance
with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the
policies, values, and mission of the organization.
Minimum Required Education:
Master's degree in Nursing and graduate of an accredited
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program with specialization in
area of practice.
Preferred: 5 years of experience in the identified area of
Licenses and Certifications
Unrestricted Nurse Practitioner license by the State Board of
Nursing in the state of practice or compact privileges under the
multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact agreement. Unrestricted medical
staff membership, with appropriate practice privileges. Relevant
life support certification as determined at position level. Allied
Health credentialing through Medical Staff Services office
required. Prescriptive authority as appropriate, per medical staff
service privileging process. Certification by the ANCC (American
Nurses Credentialing Center), licensing verification by the State
Board of Nursing, search of the HSS, EPLS, and DEA systems.
Prior nursing experience in the identified area. Certification
in specialty area preferred.
Skills and Abilities
Within scope of job, requires a broad based general medical
knowledge and interest in or experience in the treatment of eating
disorders. Must be able to work collaboratively within a
multidisciplinary treatment team. Must have excellent written and
verbal communication skills. Within scope of job, requires critical
thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with
supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, seek
consultation when needed and take appropriate action. Job requires
critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work
with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced
environment, seek consultation when needed and take appropriate
action. Knowledge of psychiatry and psychiatric drugs
Duties and Responsibilities
Obtains patient history and performs assessment via observation,
interview and examination. Orders, performs and interprets
diagnostic studies. Performs preventative health assessments,
screening, immunizations and care.
Provides direct treatment and management of health conditions,
including use of prescriptive authority and referral to other
healthcare providers or community resources.
Provides counseling and education of patients and their
families/caregivers concerning preventative health and wellness,
treatment options, and community resources. Provides care in the
context of promoting age and culture-appropriate informed choices,
shared decision-making and the right to self-determination.